Frequently Asked Questions
When does camp registration open?
Camp registration opens January 1st, 2023. Early-bird registration ($395 per week) ends on March 1st, 2023. After this, registration will move to its regular rate of $425 per week).
What will my child do at farm camp?
Your child will learn how to enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful farm setting. Activities vary day to day, but a bulk of a camper's day will be spent outdoors tending to, feeding, and caring for the animals, fishing in our pond, collecting eggs for our farm stand, doing farm crafts, gardening, and learning about life on a farm.
What are your camp hours?
Drop-off begins at 8:30am and pick-up is at 3:00pm. You may register your child for early drop-off or late pick-up for an additional fee.
What should my child bring to camp?
Please send your child with the following items (labeled with your child's name):
An extra change of clothes
Any necessary medication with appropriate dosage instructions.
What if my child has allergies, medical conditions, or other special needs?
Please complete all relevant allergy and medical information on our registration form and feel free to discuss any concerns with our camp director and/or management staff prior to your child's arrival at camp.
What is your cancellation policy?
Please view our cancellation policy here.
Can I change the week that I have registered for?
Prior to June 1st we are happy to accommodate week changes, pending availability. After June 1st we will do our best to accommodate changes but we anticipate being completely full this summer. If your child cannot attend the week you have registered for and there is no space for your camper in future weeks you will receive a credit for future use at Old Mill Farm.
What is your camper to counselor ratio? How many total kids will be at camp?
This year, our camper to counselor ratio will be 7:1. We will be limiting total camp capacity to 30 campers per week.
Who are your counselors?
Our counselors are all trained and educated individuals who are eager to create a fun and memorable camp experience for our campers. Counselors have all been through a rigorous screening and interview process, including background checks. We seek out counselors who are passionate about child care, education, who love animals and who are knowledgeable about farming. Counselors are all trained on proper animal handling, safety protocols, age-appropriate communication and child behavioral dynamics.
What age groups is farm camp designed for?
Our camp is designed for ages 5-12. We have found that children younger than this tend to struggle to keep up in our full-day camp. If you are looking for camp for your child who is younger than 5, we encourage you to check out My Little Farmer Half-day Summer Camp.
Can I observe/participate in camp activities as a parent?
We encourage parents to join us on Fridays at the Farm immediately following camp dismissal at the end of the week to bond with their campers on the farm. This is a great opportunity for your camper to show you around the property and share what they've learned! Of course, if your child is a little shy early in the week you are welcome to help them get acclimated to camp.
Is there a wait list for camp weeks that are full?
Yes! You may add your child to any week's wait list via the registration page. There is no cost to be added to the wait list. Should a spot become available, you will be contacted immediately and we ask that you provide us an answer within 24 hours.
Do you pro-rate camp days that are missed?
No, we are a full week camp and do not pro-rate camp days that your child misses. If you would like to try out camp we do offer a single-day registration option, pending availability.
What is your discipline policy?
We believe that our farm should be a safe space for all children. We have a zero tolerance bullying and violence policy. Should a camper violate this policy they will be asked to leave without returning. Upon arrival, campers will review and sign our camp behavior and safety contract so that they know what is expected of them while they are at camp. It is our top priority to remain a safe and enjoyable camp for all of our campers.